Celebrate Advocate Awareness Day online May 17, 2020

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Want to help? Share our video and ‘What’s the Advocate?’ blurb with your congregation

With churches shuttered amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Advocate newspaper is taking its annual Advocate Awareness Sunday online.

“We’re asking church members to share our video and ‘What’s the Advocate?’ blurb with their congregation,” said Jessica Brodie, the Advocate’s editor since 2010. “You don’t need to be a pastor to do this—just go to Facebook or our website and share.”

Pastors and church secretaries are also asked to put information about the Advocate in their eNewsletters and other church communications.

This year’s Advocate Awareness Day is May 17, 2020.

The Advocate marks 183 years of its newspaper and communications ministry this year. Founded as the Southern Christian Advocate, the Advocate was first commissioned by the General Conference of 1836 to be published in Charleston, one of three papers authorized by that conference. Highly respected across the denomination, it is currently the oldest newspaper in Methodism and has won 116 journalism excellence awards in the last decade.

The Advocate has a number of free materials available for churches to use on Advocate Awareness Day or any time:

Feel free to hold an Advocate Awareness Day any day throughout the year. The idea is to help your church members become aware of this first-rate newspaper and use it as a tool for stronger discipleship and connectionalism.

To talk to the Advocate about speaking at your church, contact Jessica Brodie at jbrodie@umcsc.org or 803-786-9486, ext. 338.

 

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